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In the news, this afternoon: Different takes on Dream Act vote, ICE targeting gangs, more

Senate Tables DREAM Act Vote, But It’s Still Alive - ColorLines After the Senate moved to table the bill this morning, the next opportunity for a vote remains unclear. Senate Democrats are promising it will happen before the end of the year.

DREAM Act delayed in Senate: Prospects of cloture by year's end fading - The Washington Post Today's delay on a vote will allow the Senate to take up an amended version of the bill that passed the House on Wednesday night.

DREAM Act news: With bill stalled in Senate, what happens next? - Christian Science Monitor Reports suggest that Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid is waiting until the GOP's tax deal struck with President Obama is resolved, though it's uncertain when that might happen.

Gang Activity Now a Focus for Immigration Agency - New York Times Stepped-up action against gangs reflects a nationwide shift in priorities by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement.

Officials Worry About Some Latino Converts To Islam - NPR Government officials worry that terrorist groups are recruiting Latinos under the assumption that they can operate without arousing suspicion.